Cambodia Discovery

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TOUR DETAILS

The tour starts in Siem Reap and ends in Phnom Penh.
Cambodia discovery allows you to highlight all Angkor Temples, boat rides to visit the floating villages in Tonle Sap Lake, Rid the Bamboo Train in Battambang, and relax on a natural white sand beach in Koh Rong Sanloem, as much as food tours in Phnom Penh.
Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (morning flight) – Bakheng Sunset
Day 2: Angkor Temples
Day 3: Phnom Krom Sunrise – Battambang
Day 4: Battambang – Kampong Luong Floating Boat Ride – Kampong Chhnang
Day 5: Kampong Chhnang – Natural Hot Spring – Kirirom National Park
Day 6: Kirirorom National Park – Koh Rong Sanloem
Day 7: Koh Rong Sanloem
Day 8: Koh Rong – Phnom Penh
Day 9: Phnom Penh – Departure

Tour inclusive of:
  • English Speaking Guide as per itinerary
  • Private car and driver during the trip
  • Entrance fee as per itinerary
  • Mineral water during the tour (unlimited)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Boat rides
  • Sunrise & Sunset
  • Bamboo train ride
  • Return boat ticket to Koh Rong Sanleom
  • Food tour by tuk-tuk in Phnom Penh
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation (twin/double sharing)
Tour exclusive of:
  • Visa fee to Cambodia
  • All flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks during the meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (Moring flight) – Bakheng Sunset

Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, meets and transfer by the local guide to the hotel in Siem Reap town for check-in (early check-in is not included and is subject to the hotel’s availability) or drop our luggage and set the tour for Siem Reap orientation, visiting Wat Damnak, which is one of the most beautiful pagodas in town with French colonial architecture reflecting its history and a large garden filled with statues. And lunch at the local restaurant, and get back to the hotel for refreshments.
At about 4.00 pm we drive to visit Phnom Bakheng temple and view the sunset from the top of this mountain temple. Phnom Bakheng temple was built on a natural hill in the 9th century. Commonly referred to as le-mountain because it is an earthly facsimile of Mount Meru, it is located on the left side of the road from Angkor Wat to Angkor Thom and attracts scores of tourists who come to watch the sunset. Return to the hotel in Siem Reap, dinner on your own

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Lunch (homemade)
Accommodation: Steung Siem Reap Hotel (superior room) or a similar standard hotel

Day 2: Angkor Temples

Breakfast at the hotel at 6 AM
At 7.30 AM, our guide and driver pick you up from the hotel for the full day to visit the main temples (Angkor Wat – Bayon – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm temples) in Angkor Archeological Park.
We start the visit with Angkor Wat temple another way opposite to others by entering from the East Gate and exiting at the west gate. We walk further to visit Angkor Wat Temple at level 1, level 2, and level 3, an architectural marvel, one of the world’s most impressive ruins to understand in depth Khmer Culture and Civilization. The temple has fine carvings of Apsaras in stone made during the Angkor period. Continue to explore the mysterious Royal city of Angkor Thom. Its 50-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance, it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic, silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Start from South Gate and further visit Bayon, Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, and Terrace of Elephant.
Enjoy the home-make lunch at the local house (Mr. Peout and his wife, Mrs. Gin living in a small house with a peaceful atmosphere and green garden will serve you a great lunch and share their lives story during the Khmer Rouge to present).
After lunch, we continue to visit, the jewel of Khmer art, Banteay Srei temple, located one hour from Siem Reap. This red sandstone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures as its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings in an amazing state of preservation. On the way back to Siem Reap we visit, the photogenic Ta Prohm temple of “Tomb Raider” fame, the temple that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. Undisturbed by crowds of tourists you can better appreciate the interplay of man and nature at this magical site. Drive back to the hotel for relaxation, and dinner on your own.

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver (and boat ride)
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (home-made at the local house)
Accommodation: Stueng Siem Reap Hotel (superior room) or a similar standard hotel

Day 3: Phnom Krom Sunrise – Battambang

Early wake up in the morning for a transfer to Phnom Krom (13km south of Siem Reap), we climb up the hill to view the sunrise over the rice paddies and the floating village of Tonle Sap Lake and enjoy the picnic breakfast on the hip of Phnom Krom.
Return to the hotel for breakfast and check out. Drive to Battambang within 2 hours and 30 minutes. Visit the Ancient Khmer Traditional House upon arrival, Battambang is the second biggest city in Cambodia, lunch at the local restaurant and check in at the hotel.
Afternoon, drive around the premises with your guide and walk through the village on the banks of the Sangker River, which is home to many well-preserved traditional Khmer wooden stilted homes and tropical fruit farms. This is a great opportunity to taste juicy oranges, sweet pineapples, and many other fruits available in the region as much as the activities of the villagers making rice paper, and the process of brewing Rice Whiskey. Continue to visit the striking hilltop pagoda of Phnom Sampeau, this massive limestone outcrop is dissected by a number of caves with some containing unexpected reminders of Cambodia’s turbulent history. On the top of the hill, we can view the surrounding countryside, small villages are dotted in and around the endless rice paddies, punctuated with sugar palm trees. Walk downhill back to the foot of the mountain to wait to see the bats flying out of the cave when the sky gets dark – enjoy a bottle of cold beer or one soft drink before we get back to the hotel in Battambang, and dinner at the local restaurant.

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Deluxe Villa (deluxe room) or a similar standard hotel

Day 4: Battambang – Kampong Luong Floating Boat Ride – Kampong Chhnang

To avoid the hit of hot weather, and also to get on time to see the activities of the villagers working in the field, we will wake up early today and at 6.00 am to drive to Bamboo Train Station. Enjoy the Bamboo Train riding through the villages and rice paddies, the unique creative bamboo platform attached motor-engine which runs over the train rails provides a beautiful landscape, and fresh air and you absolutely have fun. Return to the hotel for a late breakfast, check out, and drive to Kampong Luong in Pursat Province, which is one of the biggest floating villages in Tonle Sap Lake, take a boat ride to visit this village. The floating village of Kompong Luong offers the opportunity for you to discover the everyday life of Cambodian families on the Tonle Sap Lake. The families live in floating houses with a constant movement of boats that brings people and goods to the village. The village consists of both the Cambodian community and the Vietnamese community both living in the same floating village. Return to the mainland and drive to have lunch at the local restaurant in Pursat.
After lunch, continue to the small riverside town of Kampong Chhnang, it is famous for its beautiful landscape and local villages that produce pottery in the midst of the rice fields. Visit this community and learn how the community makes pottery the traditional way and observe how sugar is collected from the sugar palm trees. Let your guide assist you with translating if you are interested to learn more about village life. Dinner at the local restaurant and overnight at a hotel in Kampong Chhnang

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Sovann Phum Hotel (deluxe room) or a similar standard hotel

Day 5: Kampong Chhnang – Natural Hot Spring – Kirirom National Park

Breakfast at the hotel.
We drive through the countryside to the Chambok Eco-tourism community in Kampong Speu Province with the scenery of rice fields, palm trees, and sugar cane plantations. On the way, we will stop to visit the Natural Hot Spring in Oral District, which is called Te Teuk Pus, 100 meters in diameter. The surface of the water, which comes from six sources and smells like sulfur or limestone, is 80 square meters. The water temperature is 70 degrees Celsius. The entire site covers 5 hectares and is full of tall grass, Kok (a kind of reed), and red rock. And continue to drive to the Chambok Eco-tourism community for lunch, and take a short trek to visit the Chambok Waterfall, it is a natural waterfall from the Kirirom National Park and only 2km trekking away from the community office.
Continue to drive up to the top of Kirirom National Park, check in at Vkirirom Resort, and get refreshments. Then, our guide will arrange the local motorcycle taxi to ride you through the jungle pine to the Thmor Loy which is the nicest spot to view the lush forest from the top of the hill. Return to the resort for dinner and overnight

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Adventure Tent

Day 6: Kirirorom National Park – Koh Rong Sanloem

Breakfast at the resort.
We drive around on the top of Kirirom Mountain Range, and visit the old silver houseware and the former King Residence before heading out to Sihanouk Ville. Lunch at the local restaurant in Sihanouk Ville, and then we drive around Sihanouk Ville to figure out how the city is before riding the speed boat to Koh Rong Sanloem. The team from Eden Resort will come to welcome us at the boat pier upon arrival and assist us with check-in. Free at leisure
Dinner on your own

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and driver
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Eden Resort (garden view room) or a similar standard resort

Day 7: Koh Ron Sanloem

Breakfast at the resort.
Free at your own leisure
Any activities such as diving, boat trips, and hiking can be arranged on spot with the resort (on your own account).

Included for the day:
Transport: No
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Eden Resort (garden view room) or a similar standard resort

Day 8: Koh Rong Sanloem – Sihanouk Ville – Phnom Penh

Breakfast at the resort.
Ride the speed boat back to Sihanouk Ville, and drive to Phnom Penh, lunch on the way.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Afternoon, the guide and tuk-tuk driver pick up from the hotel to ride to visit Wat Phnom, which is the center of Phnom Penh that gives the city its name. At 27 meters above sea level, it is the highest point in the area, and as a town gradually grew up around it, the settlement became known as Phnom Penh, the hill of Penh. It is the zero point of the city. Then continue to visit Wat Unalom (Buddhist Monastery), this pagoda serves as the headquarters for one of Cambodia’s most revered Buddhist patriarchs. In addition to the pagoda, there is a post-Angkorean stupa at this monastery. And continue to enjoy the tuk-tuk ride for the food tours to ride through the city and riverfront, get the first stop at one of the lovely bars on the riverside where you get a briefing and tour presentation by the tour guide along with one class of cocktail or one drink. Then, we take a thorough a lively local night market before sitting down with the locals at a popular local street food spot. Savor the flavors of Cambodian-style fresh seafood, a special recipe Saba (mackerel) fish dish, and squid with world-renowned Kampot pepper. We then ride through the bright city lights to a trendy nightspot with live music to enjoy some exciting local delicacies. Afterward, ride to the much-celebrated Independence Monument for a quick insight into the city’s history and a fantastic photo opportunity. We finish the evening at one of the city’s most stylish bar areas where trendy locals and foreigners in the top roof with a panoramic view of the heart of Phnom Penh City. This tour includes free-flowing drinks and all-you-can-eat, so come with an appetite!

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and drive
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner (food tours)
Accommodation: Anik Palace Hotel (urban room) or a similar standard resort

Day 9: Phnom Penh – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which was a high school prior to 1975, an interrogation prison known as S-21 during the Khmer Rouge era, and today as a genocide museum. Continue to Central Market, a landmark building in the capital, the art deco Psar Thmei (literally ‘New Market’) is often called the Central Market, a reference to its location and size. The huge domed hall resembles a Babylonian ziggurat and some claim it ranks as one of the 10 largest domes in the world, and return to the hotel for check-out and go for lunch at the local restaurant. Next, visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, two of the most striking buildings in the capital which are considered some of the finest examples of Khmer architecture. They were initially constructed in 1866 by the French. The Royal Palace is home to the current King Sihamoni. The neighboring Silver Pagoda stands out in its own distinctive way. The floor consists of 5,329 solid silver tiles to which the building owes its name.
Transfer to the Phnom Penh Airport for departure

Included for the day:
Transport: Private vehicle and drive
Tour guide: English-speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
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